Friday, July 30, 2010

Launch Tomorrow

Yes, I know Something Borrowed, Something Bleu was officially released on July 1. But it was available a couple weeks before then, and my publicist always warns me not to schedule any appearances until at least the middle of the release month. So pinning down an exact “release” date is sketchy business.

Which, by the way, makes it tough to celebrate. It’s not like a birthday or anniversary where there’s a particular DAY on which to whoop it up.

I chose to launch Book Four at the Old Firehouse Books in Old Town Fort Collins. Tomorrow, July 31st, at 1:00. Meg Cattell from the Windsor Dairy will be joining me and bringing some of her amazing artisan raw milk cheeses. I have sourdough boules in the oven right now, and will bake more in the morning. I can’t imagine a book launch without feeding the passersby – especially when the book has a culinary backdrop.

Champagne is chilling for tomorrow evening. Arbitrary, but I don’t care.

No recipe today as a result of getting ready for the launch and my trip to Seattle and Snohomish at the end of next week. In fact, I’ll be sprinkling in recipes in a more haphazard fashion in the future, not just on or always on Fridays.

Some other changes are coming to Hearth Cricket as well. I’m not sure what all they are, but I’ll let you know when I do. Wait a minute – that sounds ominous. Don’t mean to. Just rethinking what this blog should be about. Growing pains I believe many blogs go through.

If you happen to be a local follower of Hearth Cricket, Meg and I would love to see you Saturday. And feed you. If you can’t make it, I’ll take pictures and post them here.

Have a great weekend!


  1. Loved the cheese samples at your signing, Cricket. That was a great promo idea. Who can walk away from great cheese and homemade bread?

  2. Congratulations! I'm looking forward to reading the next book in your series. I read the first three.


  3. I hope all went well. And I understand about not know exactly what day your book will appear in stores. I've scheduled my book launch on the 21st, hoping by then my new book has made it on shelves. I'm still going to call the book store a week before to make sure. Sheesh, the business we're in can be interesting at times. :)

  4. Thanks for coming by, Pat! I appreciate the support. And Meg's cheeses are truly amazing -- I think a lot of people found out about the dairy for the first time on Saturday, and I know at least ten people had never been in Old Firehouse since they moved to Old Town. So: Yay all around!

    Hi Michelle! I happened across your review -- thanks for the kind words. So glad you enjoy the series.

    Kathi, isn't the scheduling crazy? As for the rest of the business, "interesting" about covers it. ; - >